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Monthly Highlights

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  • Church World Service Bucket Mission raised over $800
  • This will provide clean up kits for families that have faced disasters such as fires, hurricanes or tsunamis.  It will also provide blankets and tools.
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  • A family from our church sponsored a lemonade stand with their grandchildren to raise money for Pediatric Cancer Research at CHaD (Childrens Hospital at Dartmouth).
  • This facility has been where a child, who has been on our prayer chain for several months, stays for periods of of treatments.
  • Many of our church family supported this event and the children raised over $850.
  • This was a "Pop Up" mission.
  • On Dr. Kennedy's recent visit to our church, our congregation gave $1,400  cash donation.
  • It will be used for newly placed clergy in Zimbabwe who are serving very small, poor churches and have not been paid for the last 4 years.
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  • We gifted $1,175 to Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM), that serves state and national churches.
  • Some of the monies goes to Rockingham Assoc. to support seminary students, the NH Conference of the UCC for their work with churches.
  • Examples of support include helping a church with a clergy search, getting special speakers and facilitation of dealing with key church issues.
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Up Coming Events

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  • Annual Crop Walk will be featured in the early fall. You can go to the Facebook page where a link will be provided, if you choose to donate.
  • Cross Roads Dinner Meal.
  • Look for other pop up missions
  • Look for more details in Sunday bulletins.

Ask Us

The mission Committee is available to answer questions you may have about missions or how you may participate in working with them.

Sammi Moe, Lucy Champion, Susan Dixon, Annmarie Sorrow and Reverend Deb Knowlton

Mission Group

Nursery Care

Nursery: We have child care during the worship service. Beginning on Sunday, September 9, there will be an attendant in place by 9:45 to get your little one situated. The nursery is down the main hall just beyond the elevator, on the left. Just in case you are not aware, there are also rocking chairs in the Narthex (behind viewing window at back of church) positioned directly under a speaker so that you will not miss the worship service should your little one need a little comforting. Please sign your child in, leave your name and list any issues the attendant may need to tend to.

Missons

First Congregational Church of Hampton Visitors – Another valuable mission of the church

FCC Visitors is a group of dedicated folks who visit monthly with our homebound, hospitalized, and assisted living residents and friends, bringing the message of God’s care and love and the assurance that they are never forgotten by the faith community.  The visitors provide support, a listening ear, information and contact telephone numbers to community based services, many of which these elders are not aware. We meet together about six times a year to share concerns and engage in continuing education about the needs of elders.  Anyone who wishes to join the visitors’ group is warmly welcomed.

Missions

God’s Baby Closet
For more than 20 years First Congregational Church has operated a closet that welcomes young families who are struggling to supply their children with diapers, wipes, clothing up to 5T, food, books and small baby equipment. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday mornings 10-noon and the catchment area includes southern Rockingham County. Persons who can bring ID and proof of residence are welcomed to visit and make use of this resource.

Yearly, we also support a Christian Seminary in Belgium, send 2 young children to school through the Global Ministries Sponsor Program, Support Andover Newton Theological School, Seacoast Family Promise, Seacoast Youth Services, and Church World Service program.

We prepare a meal for 80+ residents of Cross Roads House Homeless Shelter each 4th Wednesday of the month.
We offer worship services for residents of Partridge House and Cornerstone Senior Living in Hampton.